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Clarence Ashley

Clarence "Tom" Ashley was an American musician and singer, who played the clawhammer banjo and the guitar. He began performing at medicine shows in the Southern Appalachian region as early as 1911, and gained initial fame during the late 1920s as both a solo recording artist and as a member of various string bands. After his "rediscovery" during the folk revival of the 1960s, Ashley spent the last years of his life playing at folk music concerts, including... Read More

Birth nameClarence Earl McCurry
Also known asTom Ashley, Thomas C. Ashley
BornSeptember 29, 1895
Bristol, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedJune 2, 1967 (aged 71)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
InstrumentsBanjo, guitar
Years activec. 1928–1943, 1960–1967
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